Julia Pierpont is the author of the New York Times bestseller Among the Ten Thousand Things, winner of the Prix Fitzgerald in France. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the MFA program at New York University. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and Guernica. She lives and teaches in New York. Manjit Thapp is an illustrator from the United Kingdom. She graduated with a BA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016. Her illustrations combine both traditional and digital media, and her work has been featured by Instagram, Dazed, Vogue India, and Wonderland Magazine.
"A new set of role models and heroes--'matron saints'--for the feminist future."--The New York Times Book Review "The women in this book . . . blazed trails where none existed before."--The Guardian "A whistle-stop tour of inspiring women . . . [The artwork] deserves to be framed in every woman's living room."--Diva "[A] small book packing a big punch."--The Independent "Small enough to tuck into a bag, this delightful book offers instant inspiration."--BookPage "A gloriously diverse, edifying, and curiosity-inspiring collection."--Booklist "Short, snappy and inspiring [with] glorious visuals."--Psychologies "This beautifully illustrated collection offers daily inspiration and humorous anecdotes to remind you why we worship these women so."--Hello Giggles "Bold and sassy . . . an engaging picture-book experience for adults [and] required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A thoroughly brilliant and informative read . . . In its pint-sized form, it's a gift to give, and a gateway to discovering brilliant women--the scientists, creators, artists, protestors, inspirations, pioneers, the doers who broke the mold world over."--The Skinny